What does handyman mean?

Definitions for handyman
ˈhæn diˌmænhandy·man

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. handyman, jack of all trades, odd-job mannoun

    a man skilled in various odd jobs and other small tasks

Wiktionary

  1. handymannoun

    A man who does small tasks and odd jobs

Wikipedia

  1. Handyman

    A handyman, also known as a fixer, handyperson or handyworker, is a person skilled at a wide range of repairs, typically around the home. These tasks include trade skills, repair work, maintenance work, are both interior and exterior, and are sometimes described as "side work", "odd jobs" or "fix-up tasks". Specifically, these jobs could be light plumbing jobs such as fixing a leaky toilet or light electric jobs such as changing a light fixture or bulb. The term handyman increasingly describes a paid worker, but it also includes non-paid homeowners or do-it-yourselfers. The term handyman is also occasionally applied as an adjective to describe politicians or business leaders who make substantial organizational changes, such as overhauling a business structure or administrative division. Many people can do common household repairs. There are resources on the Internet, as well as do-it-yourself guide books, with instructions about how to complete a wide range of projects. Sometimes the fix-it skill is seen as genetic, and people lacking such skills are said to "lack the handy-man gene". One trend is that fewer homeowners are inclined to do fix-up jobs, perhaps because of time constraints, perhaps because of lack of interest; one reporter commented "my family's fix-it gene petered out before it reached my generation."Historically being a handyman was considered a less prestigious occupation than a specialist such as a plumber, electrician, or carpenter. With the emergence of large national chains, there have been efforts to change that perception by emphasizing the professionalism of the trade and that a handyman is a technician with multiple skills and a wide range of knowledge. Handyman tools sometimes become useful in different places: for example, when a proper cranial drill was not available, an Australian doctor used a handyman's drill in 2009 to open a hole in the head of a 13-year-old boy to relieve pressure after a brain injury; the boy's life was saved.

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  1. handyman

    A handyman is a skilled individual who is capable of carrying out a wide range of repairs, typically around the home. These tasks include trade skills, repair work, maintenance work, both interior and exterior, and can be related to plumbing, electrical, carpentry, painting or other tasks that often need fixing in a home or commercial property. A handyman is often self-employed and runs their own business but may also work for a larger property maintenance company.

Wikidata

  1. Handyman

    A handyman or handyperson is a person skilled at a wide range of repairs, typically around the home. These tasks include trade skills, repair work, maintenance work, both interior and exterior, and are sometimes described as "odd jobs", "fix-up tasks", and include light plumbing jobs such as fixing a leaky toilet or light electric jobs such as changing a light fixture.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Handyman

    The modern designation of a bluejacket or man-of-war’s-man. Since 1882, when, after the bombardment of Alexandria, he was sent ashore to cooperate with our troops in Egypt, he has proved himself not only an expert fighting man with the cutlass and musket, but an agile auxiliary to the artillery--in short, a handy man in all respects.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of handyman in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of handyman in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of handyman in a Sentence

  1. Chris Harper:

    Anybody that has any basic handyman skills can do it, it’s more a practice of patience than it is a skill.

  2. Proverb:

    A lazy man is the devils handyman. #Business

  3. Pat Harrington:

    You had a middle-aged, single man who was lonesome. Look what landed in his lap: a ready-made family! A gorgeous woman I figured I could hit on and two kids who needed to be straightened out, and then it became the story of a divorced woman with two young teenage girls being raised by a handyman.

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